Riverside State Park just received a grant for improvements for its Equestrian Riding Area Riding Arena.

The Riverside State Park Foundation (RSPF) is pleased to announce an award of $15,000 from the Johnston-Hanson Foundation funding a project to refurbish and improve the riding arena of the Park’s Equestrian Area, located at the south end of the Aubrey L. White Parkway off Government Way in west Spokane. 

The project includes rebuilding the arena fences, gates, and footing, while adding bleachers, an announcer’s platform, a picnic area, and bringing power to into this new arena observation area. 

Labor for the project will be volunteer driven, coordinated by Arena Project Manager Mike Bryarly of the RSPF and S.C.O.P.E. Mounted Patrol, with assistance from Park staff.

This new Equestrian venue will offer a public riding arena for events, clinics, private functions, and general use for securely training horses and riders.  Adjacent to the arena is the new Equestrian Campground, designed especially for campers traveling and recreating with horses. 

Riverside State Park  is the largest State Park in Washington , with miles and miles of scenic trails open to all non motorized recreationalists.  A Discover  Pass is required for all vehicles entering the Park.

Contact Mike Bryarly with questions and more information about this grant project.  Phone: 951-9226

Contact Park Manager Chris Guidotti at 465-5065.